Summer Employment with Delta Waterfowl
Delta's main mission is to provide funds, facilities, and a great environment where graduate students can do research on waterfowl and wetlands ecology. We hire research assistants to help graduate students with their research projects. Projects vary greatly but have included in the past: breeding ecology of pintails, gadwall, and lesser scaup, the effect of predators on nest success and brood survival, behavioral ecology of ducks and ducklings, and wetlands ecology and chemistry. This work is done at various sites throughout the Prairie Pothole Region, mostly in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and North Dakota. Many of the graduate students funded by Delta have worked with Delta as research assistants. If a graduate degree is something you would like to pursue, this is a great opportunity to learn about waterfowl/wetlands research, interact with students and their professors, and get to know the institutions that are key players in this field.
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Other Waterfowl Jobs
ARCTIC WATERFOWL RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed to assist in nutritional and population ecology studies of lesser snow, Ross's, and cackling geese, and king eiders and long-tailed ducks in Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary in the central Canadian arctic (67º 14' N, 100º 15' W).
DUTIES include snow surveys, anatomical dissections, measuring and candling eggs, nest searching islands for sea duck nests and capture of hens, helicopter-assisted goose banding, general camp chores. DATES approximately 25 May to 15 August 2010.
Positions are VOLUNTEER, but travel, accommodations, and food are provided. Prior research experience is not necessary; we seek individuals who are tolerant and flexible to varying personalities and working conditions (rudimentary living conditions with little privacy, inclement weather, mosquitoes, hiking up to 30 km/day over challenging terrain, pulling boats over crumbing ice, working in bear country, travel by various aircraft), able to take initiative with tasks both in the field and back at camp, and in good physical condition with extensive outdoor experience. First aid and CPR certification required; experience with boats and firearms a definite plus. For more information, please contact Dana Kellett at Environment Canada at email@example.com or 306.975.5509.